Should you copy WeWork? (Part 1)

Should you copy WeWork? (Part 1)

Everyone wants a piece of the flexible office market. Here’s what you should know before you jump in.  WeWork is the largest private office tenant in London, the second-largest in New York City, and just signed the single largest office lease in Shanghai. The company...
Real Estate Venture Capital: The New Operating Model?

Real Estate Venture Capital: The New Operating Model?

Direct investment in technology is reshaping the property industry and redefining the role of real estate developers In part 1 and part 2 of this series, we examined how the traditional private equity fund model is undermined by technology and how fund managers are...
Space-as-a-Service: Powered by Blockchain?

Space-as-a-Service: Powered by Blockchain?

Stayawhile’s effort to allow seamless moving between furnished apartments has implications for other types of property. Stayawhile.com operates a network of furnished apartments in cities such as New York, London, and Berlin. The company aims to empower the increasing...
Future of Real Estate? Look to Japan

Future of Real Estate? Look to Japan

The way people live, work, and rest in the Land of the Rising Sun provides an interesting perspective on the evolution of other markets. Many of the most common behaviors of the information age started as Japanese “quirks” and gradually expanded to the West. These...
Opportunities in Flexible Office Space

Opportunities in Flexible Office Space

Last week, I participated in a discussion panel at Solomon McCown’s inaugural panel event “Square Footage,” co-sponsored by Splacer with the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in Splacer’s Spacious Brownstone located in the heart of Greenwich Village,...